In Line with Government Advice on Coronavirus, the Committee has decided to suspend all club activities until further notice. This includes all regular club sessions, melees, the St Michael’s Cup and the West Yorkshire League. Development of the Oatlands facility is also on hold.
Hopefully everyone can stay healthy and we can resume activities later in 2020.
It was CELEBRATION DAY for the winner of the March Melee, held on Friday 6th March, with a perfect 4 wins out of 4, is was……… BOB. It was a HEARTBREAKER as everyone else was TRAMPLED UNDERFOOT.
On a chilly day we kept warm with some petanque, some mulled wine, some snacks and even some dancing.
This month’s melee champion was Sue with a perfect 4 wins out of 4. No shoot-out was required!
Some of us went for a late lunch to celebrate Graham’s birthday.
HMPC will be opening a second site in 2020 at Oatlands, Harrogate.
Read all about it here, and look out for more Oatlands updates on this page.
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The New Year got off to a great start with fine weather for the traditional New Year’s Day meeting at the Pierhead.
This was followed by more good weather for the January Melee on 3rd January. As in December we enjoyed mulled wine, mince pies and other festive treats before the exciting finish.
With two players tied on 25 points, the first Melee Champion of 2020 was decided by the inevitable shootout. It was Helen who took home the bubbly. So much for dry January.
Congratulations to Joyce, winner of the December melee on 6th December at the Pierhead.
With 3 players achieving 4 wins out of 4, the winner was decided by a shoot-out.
With Christmas less than 3 weeks away, we celebrated with mince pies and mulled wine, which went down very well. Melee Christmas to one and all!
During Harrogate’s hosting of the UCI Cycling Championship in September, an impromptu friendly took place. Sue and Charles took on Luke and Joe from Belgium. The standard was very good with our lot winning!
Our melees are continuing through Autumn and Winter on the first Friday of the month at 12pm.
The first of these was held on 4th October. After an enjoyable series of games, with accompanying wine and nibbles, there was a 4-way tie.
The deciding shoot-out was won by Tony – well done.
Thursday evening melees have been enjoyed by most of our members, winners have been- Tony, Tricia, Alan and Keith twice. Keith won the final melee and took the cup home.
Winter melees will be starting on 4th October from 12.00 and the 1st Friday of the month. £3 to enter with the usual wine and nibbles. Weather permitting of course!
– Sue Howe
Sunday brought some success for Harrogate Montpellier PC in the 2019 Northern Pairs competition in Bridlington.
Club Captain and pairs partner, Richard Burrow from Leeds PC, were crowned the 2019 Northern Pétanque Pairs Champions!
Winning all of their morning qualifying matches, they came through the knockout stage in the afternoon to win the final in front of a large crowd of fellow competitors and spectators.
Charles commented, “We had great weather, and high quality competitive play.”